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Coronavirus ended Tony’s 43-year run at the Bathurst 1000, but check out what he’s doing instead – ABC News

Tony Hawton hasn’t missed a Bathurst 1000 for 43 years but, thanks to coronavirus, he won’t be going to this one. Instead, he’s sleeping out in his backyard, wh…



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It was love at first sight for Tony Hawton when he went to his first Bathurst 1000 in 1977.
“I got down to the track at 4:00am and I was hooked, the electricity running through me, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and I swear to you I said I’m coming back,” he says.
The Ford fanatic has been to Mount Panorama every year since then and is always one of the first campers to line up at the gates.
This year would have been his 44th standing at those gates, but coronavirus has ruled it ou…

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